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Dioon Species: Dioon Plants, Dioon Seedlings and Dioon Seeds

Dioon Species Dioons are drought-resistant plants, rare cycads native to Mexico and Central America. Most Dioon plants have grey or blue-green leaves and fine leaflets. We offer a variety of Dioon plants including varieties of Dioon edule and Dioon merolae.

The name Dioon comes from the Greek meaning "two eggs" and refers to these rare plantsí female cones, which have two seeds attached to each sporophyll. Many species of in the genus Dioon come from the deserts and mountains of Mexico, meaning they are heat-tolerant, cold-tolerant and drought-resistant plants.

Three exceptions to this rule are Dioon mejiae (from Honduras) and Dioon spinulosum and Dioon rzedowskii (both from Mexico). Those three species are subtropical, growing taller, with wider, darker green leaflets, and prefer humidity and some afternoon shade.

Currently these plants are available for sale in the USA only.




Dioon angustifolium
Dioon califanoi
Dioon caputoi
Dioon angustifolium


Dioon califanoi


Dioon caputoi


Dioon edule<br>Dioon edule var. edule
Dioon edule var. "Jacala Hidalgo"
Dioon edule var. "Rio Verde"
Dioon edule
Dioon edule var. edule



Dioon edule var. "Jacala Hidalgo"


Dioon edule var. "Rio Verde"


Dioon edule var. "Queretaro Blue"
Dioon holmgrenii
Dioon mejiae
Dioon edule var. "Queretaro Blue"


Dioon holmgrenii


Dioon mejiae


Dioon merolae "The Golden Dioon"<br>Oaxaca, Mexico
Dioon merolae<br>Classic Form<br>Las Minas, Chiapas, Mexico
Dioon sp. "Mixtequensis"
Dioon merolae "The Golden Dioon"
Oaxaca, Mexico



Dioon merolae
Classic Form
Las Minas, Chiapas, Mexico



Dioon sp. "Mixtequensis"


Dioon rzedowskii
Dioon sonorense
Dioon edule "Palma Sola"<br>Dioon sp. "Palma Sola"
Dioon rzedowskii


Dioon sonorense


Dioon edule "Palma Sola"
Dioon sp. "Palma Sola"



Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum





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